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Opioid epidemic cost Washington State over $9 billion in 2016

In 2016 alone, the opioid epidemic cost Washington state over $9 billion in fatalities, health care spending, treatment, criminal justice and lost productivity....Read More

Arctic Encounter Symposium hosts 5th annual arctic policy event

The Arctic Encounter Symposium featured voices from across the Arctic countries on economy, climate, security, and innovation in the Arctic....Read More

Rep. Rick Larsen calls for increased investments in the Arctic

Congressman Rick Larsen gave a keynote addresses at last week’s fifth annual Arctic Encounter Symposium, where he connected Washington State’s economy with its northern neighbor...Read More

On the passing of Rep. Al Swift: “You left a mark”

On the passing of one of Washington State's most respected and beloved former Democratic members of Congress....Read More

Judge rules legislature violated constitution in controversial passage of deadly-force initiative

Judge Christine Schaller ruled that the legislature’s passage of both I-940 and HB 3003 violated the state constitution....Read More

MC McAleer discusses the complexity of Washington’s carbon pricing initiative

MC McAleer, of the Association of Washington Business, discusses the complexity of funding allocations in Washington's carbon pricing initiative....Read More

Reading list: “Manipulated by knee-jerk suspicions”

Part of our job at the Wire is to curate some of the most interesting thought leadership we can find for Washington State policy makers...Read More

Podcast: A Conversation with Senator Guy Palumbo on Carbon

In this podcast, we chat with Senator Palumbo about the work done during the 2018 session to try to pass a carbon tax, and the...Read More

US Rep. Heck to Trump: Resign, it will get worse

"This is rapidly becoming a question not of whether or not a crime was committed, but how many crimes were committed.” - Rep. Heck...Read More

Morning Wire: Podcast w/Sen. Palumbo, Prime Air, Nancy Pelosi

Student homelessness, Ben Stuckart, and Prime Air are all featured in this week's edition of the Morning Wire....Read More